Trump told Macron ‘all the terrorists are in Paris’: report

President Trump reportedly told French President Emmanuel Macron during the Group of Seven meeting that he must know about the issue of terrorism, since “all the terrorists are in Paris.” 

The Wall Street Journal reports that Trump made the comment during the G-7 summit in Canada last weekend — a meeting where his newly imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum took center stage.

{mosads}But Trump also made some strong statements about immigration and terrorism, according to the report. 

“You must know about this, Emmanuel, because all the terrorists are in Paris,” Trump said to Macron during a discussion about Iran and terrorism.

Trump also reportedly told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he doesn’t have the immigration problems Europe and the U.S. have.  

“Shinzo, you don’t have this problem, but I can send you 25 million Mexicans and you’ll be out of office very soon,” Trump said. 

A senior European Union official told the Journal about the comments and said those in the room felt irritation but “tried to be rational and calm.” 

Trump quickly broke with G-7 leaders after the meeting over what he viewed as a slight from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In response to Trudeau saying Canada was prepared to impose retaliatory tariffs, Trump called the prime minister “weak” and “dishonest” and said he would not sign the G-7 agreement. 

Many nations in the G-7 have condemned Trump’s tariffs and have vowed to retaliate. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said earlier this week that the EU would go forward with retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. 

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